DLA Headquarters News

DLA Disposition Services’ expeditionary team puts excess property in its place
When it’s time to dispose of excess property quickly, contact DLA Disposition Services and “deploy the dog.” Photo by Nutan Chada
Sept. 20, 2019 - DLA Disposition Services disposes of excess property around the world. The military services partner with DLA at the strategic level, allowing the mission to thrive.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Elsie Valdes
Protocol specialist Elsie Valdes' Hispanic heritage keeps her grounded and motivates her to work hard. Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Sept. 19, 2019 - Protocol specialist Elsie Valdes values DLA's commitment to providing disaster support and humanitarian aid along with the friendships she's forged during the 14 years she's worked for the agency.

Progress made on suspended stock reductions, $305 million worth remains 
Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Swayne and Army Capt. Garland Fleming II, both DLA Land and Maritime reservists, pack and mark bare items as part of an effort to reduce suspended stock at DLA Distribution warehouses. Courtesy photo
Sept. 18, 2019 - Training and material assessments by DLA quality assurance and engineering specialists have reduced the amount of suspended stock in DLA warehouses to $305 million.

16 years later: DLA Distribution forklift mechanic remembers Hurricane Isabel 
Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.
Sept. 17, 2019 - Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.

DLA Aviation News

DLA joins the Air Force in celebrating its 72nd birthday
Col. John Waggoner, director, Air Force Customer Facing Division, Customer Operations Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and Airman 1st Class Jared Rodriguez, Cyber operations specialist, 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Hampton, Virginia cut the cake honoring an age-old Air Force tradition during a ceremony celebrating the service’s 72nd birthday Sept. 18, 2019 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia (photo by Jackie Roberts).
Sept. 20, 2019 - Members of the DSCR workforce, including military, government civilians and defense contractors, came together on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 18.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution celebrates 72 years of the Air Force service
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution celebrates the 72nd birthday of the United States Air Force with a cake cutting ceremony Sept. 18. DLA Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones, left, cuts the cake along with the oldest Air Force member present, George Hemler, father of Stan Hemler, DLA Installation Management Susquehanna and the youngest, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kristine Thomas, as other current and former Air Force members look on.
Sept. 20, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution team came together Sept. 18 to celebrate the United States Air Force’s 72nd birthday.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Ohio Airmen celebrate 72 years of aerial support
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum presents Col. Kevin Cullen with a token of appreciation during the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Air Force birthday event Sept. 18. Cullen commands The Ohio State University’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and is a professor of aerospace studies.
Sept. 20, 2019 - The senior Air Force officer in command of The Ohio State University’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps highlighted the Defense Federal Community’s 72nd Air Force birthday Sept. 18 at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Operations Center Auditorium.

Logistics In Action

51st Civil Engineer Squadron Conducts Airfield Damage Repair Training
Airmen from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron and the 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, watch as an excavator rips up a section of concrete during the 51st CES’ biannual rapid airfield damage repair training on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 12, 2019. This training is designed to demonstrate the squadron’s ability to rapidly repair the airfield after its been damaged.
Sept. 17, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Generally, at the center of Air Force installation operations is the airfield and the runway, heavily guarded by law enforcement and surveillance to keep people and assets safe. Which leaves the question: what would happen if Osan Air Base’s runway was somehow left damaged?

DLA Disposition Services News

Surplus uniforms help history come alive for middle schoolers
Schoolteachers pose during a recent training session with the Living History Education Foundation. Using U.S. Army Revolutionary-era uniforms and military items donated via DLA Disposition Services, the foundation helps history instructors plan immersive lessons and borrow equipment to help students better understand historic events like the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Sept. 18, 2019 - Donated used items from the U.S. Army’s Old Guard help teachers and youngsters reenact Revolutionary-era America in the Northeast.

DLA Energy News

Joint Force Energy Wargame
(left) NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor Fuel Department Director Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Whittle briefs Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy Lisa Jung, Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Commander Navy Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick and other staff members during a Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility tour, Aug. 26. (Photo by Shannon Haney, U.S. Navy Photo/Released)
Sept. 20, 2019 - Fuel storage, distribution capacity and threats to energy supply chains were tested during the Joint Force Energy Wargame at U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii, Aug. 19-23.

DLA Troop Support News

Employees set new high in fight against hunger
Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, DLA Troop Support commander, right, Leonard Shannon, DLA Troop Support material handler, center, and Shaun Eagan, DLA Troop Support public affairs specialist, pose in front of a Feds Feed Families donation box Sept. 3, 2019 at DLA Troop Support in Philadelphia. Troop Support employees donated a record-high 4,279 pounds during the Feds Feed Families food drive to help fight hunger in Philadelphia.
Sept. 18, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees donated a record-high 4,279 pounds during the Feds Feed Families food drive to help fight hunger in Philadelphia.